Eagle Records are delighted to announce the release of the “Live At Montreux 1980” album [Cat No. EAGCD452] from Rockpile on 22 August 2011. This release is part of a batch of high profile Montreux audio releases for summer 2011. “Live At Montreux 1980” is the only live Rockpile album ever released and includes the hit singles “I Knew The Bride”, “Queen Of Hearts”, “Girls Talk”, “Crawling From The Wreckage”, “I Hear You Knocking” and many more.
Rockpile was formed in the mid-seventies by Nick Lowe and Dave Edmunds. Due to contractual obligations, Lowe and Edmunds had to record for different labels so the Rockpile name was only used when the band played live even though they performed on records by both artists. Playing at Montreux in July 1980, the band were at their peak following the simultaneous release in 1979 of Nick Lowe’s “Labour Of Lust” and Dave Edmunds’ “Repeat When Necessary”. They had enjoyed a string of hit singles, most of which are included here, and were surfing on a tide of critical acclaim. Ahead of them lay the prospect of finally releasing an album under the Rockpile name, “Seconds Of Pleasure”, which would appear in autumn the same year. Sadly it proved to be the only album ever released as Rockpile as the band broke up soon after.
1) Sweet Little Liza 2) So It Goes 3) I Knew The Bride 4) Queen Of Hearts 5) Switchboard Susan 6) Trouble Boys 7) Teacher Teacher 8) Girls Talk 9) 3 Time Loser 10) Fine Fine 11) Crawling From The Wreckage 12) Let It Rock 13) I Hear You Knocking 14) They Called It Rock 15) Ju Ju Man 16) Let’s Talk About Us
The line-up for this excellent show featured Dave Edmunds (guitar, vocals), Nick Lowe (bass, vocals), Billy Bremner (guitar, vocals) and Terry Williams (drums). “Live At Montreux 1980” sees them in fantastic form and this CD enhances their reputation as one of the best live bands of their era.